James Preston (1905 - 1970)

James Preston
1905 - 1970
updated February 06, 2019
James Preston was born in 1905. He was born to James Preston and Hannah Whitehead Preston. He died in 1970 in Melbourne, Australia at 65 years of age.
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James Preston died in 1970 in Melbourne, Australia at age 65. He was born in 1905. He was born to James Preston and Hannah Whitehead Preston.
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In 1905, in the year that James Preston was born, acclaimed dancer Isadora Duncan established the first school of modern dance in Berlin Germany. Isadora Duncan, born in San Francisco California, dedicated herself to the creation of beauty - through dance. Her focus on the movement of the human body rather than formal kinds of dance helped to give rise to the modern dance movement.

In 1918, by the time he was only 13 years old, on November 11th, an armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany, ending the fighting on the Western Front in World War I. This meant a complete defeat of Germany although Germany never formally surrendered. It took another six months of negotiations to sign an actual peace treaty between the warring parties.

In 1929, when he was 24 years old, on March 4th, Herbert Hoover became the 31st President of the United States. Early in his presidency, the October stock market crash - "Black Tuesday" - occurred, which lead to the Great Depression. None of his economic policies were able to make a dent in the Depression. This lead to one term and the election of Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt winning the 1933 election in a landslide.

In 1942, he was 37 years old when on February 19th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This authorized the Secretary of War to "prescribe certain areas as military zones." On March 21st, he signed Public Law 503 which was approved after an hour discussion in the Senate and 30 minutes in the House. The Law provided for enforcement of his Executive Order. This cleared the way for approximately 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry to be evicted from the West Coast and to be held in concentration camps and other confinement sites across the country. In Hawaii, a few thousand were detained. German and Italian Americans in the U.S. were also confined.

In 1970, in the year of James Preston's passing, on May 1st, US troops invaded Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War. The invasion of Cambodia was a Nixon policy, although it was argued against by both his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.

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c. 1878 - Jan 11, 1919
c. 1897 - Nov 2, 1917
c. 1897 - Sep 15, 1916
c. 1883 - Oct 18, 1918
c. 1894 - Apr 14, 1916
c. 1868 - Sep 16, 1918
c. 1896 - Nov 1, 1914
c. 1907 - May 9, 1941
c. 1902 - Nov 15, 1942

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